ectophagous

adjective ec·toph·a·gous \(ˈ)ek¦täfəgəs\

Definition of ectophagous

  1. :  feeding from without: a of a parasitoid insect larva :  developing external to and feeding on the surface of the host — compare endophagous b :  consuming vegetation or plant debris by ingestion (as by browsing) rather than by disintegrating it from within

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Origin and Etymology of ectophagous

ect- + -phagous


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